Farming

German hemp association formed

A national non-profit association to support hemp growers has been formed in Germany. Nutzhanf-Netzwerk e.V. (“Hemp Network”) will promote hemp…

November 5, 2021

Free seed initiative set

Oregon crop science company Phylos said it will supply one million free hemp cultivation seeds to black, Native American and…

November 4, 2021

Germany’s ‘traffic light coalition’ could signal ‘sustainable industrial evolution’

Germany's Federal Association for Sustainability (BVNG) has called for a “sustainable industrial evolution” that fully exploits hemp, and is urging…

November 4, 2021

New standard sets method for identifying seed that’s likely to spoil

International standards group ASTM has established a method and guidelines for fast on-site quality assessment of hempseed. The standards are…

November 3, 2021

Approval of Idaho hemp plan means planting can start in 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Idaho's state hemp plan, opening the way for planting next spring. USDA…

November 3, 2021

Prices for key hemp derivatives enter another slide, Canxchange reports

After a period during which prices stabilized, discounting has resumed in the isolates subsector, according to the Q4 2021 Benchmark…

November 2, 2021

Pennsylvania opens 2022 licensing amid signals of shift to fiber

A total of 426 hemp growing permits were issued in Pennsylvania in 2021, down from 510 last year, agriculture officials…

October 22, 2021

Blocked subsidies cause Polish hemp fields to shrink by 36%

Hemp fields in Poland fell by roughly 36% this year after many farmers pulled back due to subsidies being blocked…

October 15, 2021

Hemp fields see uptick in Germany as interest continues to grow

Total hemp fields in Germany grew 17% to reach 6,444 hectares (~16,000 acres) in 2021 as the number of hemp…

October 13, 2021

Alabama opens 2022 licensing

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is now accepting applications for growing and processing industrial hemp next year. Applications…

October 11, 2021